Tag: Olympics

Winter Wonderland

I don’t much understand the Winter Olympics – we didn’t get to do much skiing, snowboarding or speed-skating when I was growing up in South Wales. Then again we didn’t do a huge amount of rowing, dressage or modern pentathlon round my way either and I like the Summer Olympics quite a lot, so maybe…

James Reviews The Rio Games From The Comfort Of His Sofa

As I write this I’m half aware of some brightly coloured fruit and vegetables dancing in front of me. I’ve checked the ingredients of the M&S “Spirit of Summer” Cocoa and Pecan fudge that I’m currently snacking on (a welcome and undeserved gift from Mrs Proclaims who just returned from the afore-mentioned M&S), to see…

Memories Of 2012

  It’s easy to be cynical about the Olympics if you want to be. Stories of drug cheats, athletes behaving badly, and excessively sycophantic media coverage can leave you feeling a little jaded with it all if you let it. But aware, as I am, of the numerous reasons to dislike elements of the self-styled…

Put It All Out There

Occasionally I like to put together a medley of things other people wrote into what is commonly known as a ‘Found Poem’. I didn’t invent the idea – loads of people do it. I particularly enjoy the work of comedian Dave Gorman in this genre. I felt it might be an appropriate genre to apply…

Olympic Inspiration

Watching Olympians Achieving their feats Can be inspirational And truly motivational Maybe in time I’ll use this inspiration To positive Life-changing Effect I’ll pull on my trainers And go for a run Or pick up a racket Or buy a new bike I’ll train and I’ll enter An endurance event I’ll push myself hard I’ll…